Luke 22:7 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.
Luke is writing to a gentile who may or may not be familiar with the Jewish feasts. He points out that it is at this time that the Passover lamb must be killed. Luke does not overtly connect that Jesus is a fulfillment of the Passover or that the Passover itself is a foreshadowing of the Messiah. What is interesting to me is the phrase “must be killed.” The word is also translated as “necessary”, “required”, even so far as meaning “inevitable”.
The death of Jesus was inevitable. The rest of the chapter see the disciples fighting against this process, but it is going to happen. The Lord’s plan is going to be accomplished. As a parent I want my kids to grow up to be good and Godly people. When they were younger this meant doing things in their lives they didn’t understand or even like at times. If they could have they would have prayed for me to stop what I was doing and make things better. The fact is that I was already making things better. The Lord does the same thing in our lives for the same reasons. Instead of fighting it, which is fighting Him, we ought to surrender to the process. It must happen. It is inevitable.
Thank you for your patience with me. I probably fight against your plan for me far more often than I realize. If I don’t overtly fight I’m sure that I passively ignore. In either case I’m not cooperating with your plan for me. Please forgive me and cause me to see what and who it is you want me to be. Amen.
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